Traveling to South Korea can be expensive, but finding a place that’s close to halal food places can help you save a bit of your moolah!


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We’ve rounded up for 10 accommodations for you! Not only are they affordable, but they’re also comfortable so you’re in for a good rest after a whole day out😊

Note: Do note that the accommodation rates are subject to change. Please check the prices before making a booking.

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Itaewon

1. MOSC Guesthouse

Located near to Seoul Central Mosque, MOSC Guesthouse is boasts urban interiors for as low as USD$38!


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Each room only accommodates 2 to 3 adults. However, for adults travelling with children, don’t worry as children under the age of 7 will not be charged as long as no extra bed is requested!


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If you’re still wondering why you should stay here, MOSC Guesthouse is located near shops upon shops of halal cuisine! Make sure to check out Eid Halal Korean Food for their Beef Bulgogi and Jjimdak😋 

Address: 31-1 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, 04406
Rate: From USD$38 on Agoda

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2. G Guesthome Itaewon

G Guesthome Itaewon offers dormitory bunk beds for as low as USD$16 (mixed dorm) and USD$18 for female-only dorms. The best part of it all, room rates are inclusive of breakfast! So, you could get a light breakfast to start your day. For Muslim traveller, a prayer room is also provided here!


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This guesthouse is situated close to Seoul Central Mosque where halal food is everywhere☺️


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If you’ve tried Bulgogi and Jjimdak in Eid, you may want to try Makan Halal Restaurant’s delicious Dalktoritang! Just a stone’s throw away, Murree Muslim Food offers Nasi Briyani aside from other varieties of local Korean food😌


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Address: 79-67 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, 04391
Rate: From USD$16 to USD$58 on Agoda

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Myeongdong

3. Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong Premier

You can never go wrong with Ekonomy Hotel Myeongdong Premier! Although it’s not your traditional ‘hotel’, this accommodation has a lot to offer. For as low as USD$45, you’ll get a hotel that’s in the middle of Myeongdong Shopping District and it’s also within a walking distance to Myeongdong Subway Station making commuting so much easier😉


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If you’re wondering where’s the nearest places to eat, Busan-jib is just around the corner! Busan-jib is a new halal eatery that’s starting to gain popularity among Muslim travellers that serves wide variety of Korean dishes.


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Address: 7F, #24-6, Chungmuro1-ga, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 100011
Rate: From USD$45 on Agoda

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4. Casa Myeongdong Guesthouse

Whether you’re traveling with a bunch of friends or family members, Casa Myeongdong Guesthouse would be perfect for you! Offering a range of rooms from a dormitory style bunk beds to a family room, you get to choose whichever you prefer🤗

Privacy at its best in the dorm

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The guesthouse offers many facilities with no extra charges from free Wi-Fi to free breakfast of toast, coffee and juice is made available for all guests!


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Just across the road is Ilji Hanbang Samgye-tang, a Muslim friendly restaurant that serves a flavourful bowl of Samgyetang for you to try! If you’re up for night time snacking, food street heaven is just outside the guesthouse😌

Address: 12-27 Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Rate: From USD$19 to USD$122 on Agoda

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#HHWT Tip: If you’re not sure what to get, check out our previous post on Seoul’s yummy street food!

Insadong
5. 24 Guesthouse Insadong

You’ve probably come across this name several times in your search for a place to stay in Seoul. This is no surprise as 24 Guesthouse have a total of 8 branches in Seoul alone! It’s highly recommended due to its excellent location, fair price and multi-language speaking staff!


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The one in Insadong is perfect if you’d like a bit of shopping but prefer to stay away from the bustling of Myeongdong! Price starts at USD$39 and goes higher according to your preferred room.


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You also don’t need to worry about carrying bags up the stairs as the building is equipped with elevator😉 Just a few minutes’ walk from the guesthouse is Oh Se Gae Hyang vegetarian restaurant. Don’t let the name fool you as the dishes are just as flavourful as any other dishes! If you’re looking for a good place to have yummy Cha, Shin Old Tea House – a traditional Korean teahouse – is just around the corner!

Address: 7-5 Gwancheol-dong (8 Samil-daero 17-gil), Jongno-gu, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea, 110-111
Rate: From USD$39 on Agoda

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6. Hotel Tong Andante Insadong


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Hotel Tong Andante Insadong stands out for a number of reasons – elegant and rustic interiors, fantastic location and it’s affordable! For only USD$41, you get a room for two with private bathroom! A 24-hours room service is also available should you need any help from the staff.


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Located along Insadong shopping street, you’ll get to enjoy Korean street food while browsing through wide selections of pretty bags, cool sunnies and more! Not too far from the hotel is Bon Jjuk Korean Porridge Restaurant where you can get a hearty meal of seafood porridge! And if you’re traveling during the summer, don’t forget to drop by Solbing for a bowl of refreshingly sweet Korean bingsu😋

Address: 17-13 Jong-ro 11-gil (224 Insa-dong), Insadong, Seoul, South Korea
Rate: From USD$41 on Agoda

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Gangnam

7. Stay Hotel Gangnam


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Stay Hotel Gangnam offers a spacious room in a superb location as it’s less than 200 meters away from Gangnam Subway station! Besides that, the hotel is surrounded by convenience store so grabbing a snack at any time of the day wouldn’t be a problem. Do note that the shower is only covered with a sheer curtain. Unless that’s a problem for you, the hotel’s charming décor and cleanliness would make the stay very enjoyable😬


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A short walk away is the famous Yang Good Halal Restaurant! Being the only Halal Korean BBQ in Seoul, this place is a must visit for Muslim traveller to get a taste of authentic Korean BBQ. If you’re not a meat person, fret not as the restaurant also serves other dishes such as Kimchi Jjigae and Deonjang Jjigae.

Address: 15-4, Nonhyeon-ro 87-gil, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, 135-080
Rate: From USD$66 on Agoda

8. The Sweet Castle Apartment

Highly recommended by those who have stayed here, The Sweet Castle Apartment has a lot to offer for its guests. With endless facilities offered, you’d feel right at home! In fact, you might not want to leave your room😅


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Garosu-gil, another shopping hotspots in Seoul is just a few minutes away from the Sweet Castle Apartment🙆

This succulent meat platter is a must try!

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Although it’s also within a walking distance to Yang Good Halal Restaurant, another place that’s worth a visit here is Kervan Turkish Restaurant. Rumour has it that Kervan serves some of the best kebab in Seoul!

Address: Bongeunsa-ro 138, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, 06124
Rate: From USD$81 on Agoda

Hongdae

9. BoA Travel house


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Located in Hongdae, BoA Travel House is another halal restaurant you’ll have to visit while in Seoul. They’re a guesthouse with a restaurant on the ground floor making it absolutely accessible for the public! Make sure to try their Korean Fried Chicken as it’s the only halal Korean Fried Chicken in Seoul😉


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#HHWT Tip: If you’re staying for two weeks or more, consider BoA Travelhouse as it only caters to long term stay 😊


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Address: Unit #812 Masellan 21 Building, 156-2 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 03994
Rate: From USD$76 on Agoda

10. Grape Garden House


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Also located less than a kilometre away from Hongik University Subway Station, it allows guest to enjoy easy access to what the city has to offer! This beautiful white building offers both dormitory rooms and a family space and have been highly rated by guests.


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If you’re lucky, you’d get to meet the owner of Grape Garden House😝


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For those who are a fan of quirky and hipster cafes, Hongdae is the place to be! If you think cat cafes are overrated, why not visit Thank Nature Café instead? – a café with white fluffy sheep loitering around🤗


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Address: 340-15 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 04054
Rate: From USD$15 to USD$94 on Agoda

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Most would forsake a comfortable accommodation saying that they’d spend most of their time out exploring the city. But, now that we’ve listed some of the best AND affordable accommodations near halal restaurants, you know that you can have the best of both worlds! Now you’re one step closer to having an epic holiday in Seoul😉

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